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By Andrew M. Rockett Geoffrey C. Berresford

This article for the only- or two-semester utilized or company calculus path makes use of exciting real-world purposes to have interaction scholars' curiosity and express them the sensible aspect of calculus. Many functions are monetary or company comparable, yet many functions during this textual content hide general-interest issues in addition, together with the starting to be inhabitants of Africa, the composition of the best court docket, water scarcity, the quickest pitch in baseball, and toxins and the depletion of usual assets. The 5th version keeps the hallmark positive aspects that experience made utilized Calculus so renowned: modern and fascinating purposes; cautious and powerful use of expertise, together with built-in calculator insurance that's non-compulsory; consistent pedagogical reinforcement via part summaries, bankruptcy summaries, conscientiously annotated examples, and additional perform difficulties; and various workouts and task suggestions together with workout units, tasks, and essays.

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Such a line can be expressed very simply in terms of its slope and y-intercept, representing the points by variable coordinates (or “variables”) x and y. Brief Example Slope-Intercept Form of a Line For the line with slope Ϫ2 and y-intercept 4: y y ϭ mx ϩ b em p slo y ϭ mx ϩ b slope y-intercept y ϭ Ϫ2x ϩ 4 y mx y-intercept (0, 4) b 4 x b x Second point 1 unit “over” and 2 “down” 2 x 1 2 10 CHAPTER 1 FUNCTIONS y y ϭ 3x (slope 3) y ϭ 2x (slope 2) 5 4 yϭx 3 (slope 1) x –5 –4 –3 –2 2 3 4 5 y ϭ Ϫx (slope Ϫ1) For lines through the origin, the equation takes the particularly simple form, y ϭ mx (since b ϭ 0), as illustrated on the left.

The highest projected profit in the long run? 1 ➤ Solutions on page 14 2 3 Year 4 Equations of Lines The point where a nonvertical line crosses the y-axis is called the y-intercept of the line. The y-intercept can be given either as the y-coordinate b or as the point (0, b). Such a line can be expressed very simply in terms of its slope and y-intercept, representing the points by variable coordinates (or “variables”) x and y. Brief Example Slope-Intercept Form of a Line For the line with slope Ϫ2 and y-intercept 4: y y ϭ mx ϩ b em p slo y ϭ mx ϩ b slope y-intercept y ϭ Ϫ2x ϩ 4 y mx y-intercept (0, 4) b 4 x b x Second point 1 unit “over” and 2 “down” 2 x 1 2 10 CHAPTER 1 FUNCTIONS y y ϭ 3x (slope 3) y ϭ 2x (slope 2) 5 4 yϭx 3 (slope 1) x –5 –4 –3 –2 2 3 4 5 y ϭ Ϫx (slope Ϫ1) For lines through the origin, the equation takes the particularly simple form, y ϭ mx (since b ϭ 0), as illustrated on the left.

In this chapter the word “function” will mean function of one variable. In Chapter 7 we will discuss functions of more than one variable. 34 CHAPTER 1 FUNCTIONS Dependent variable y Range y = f(x) x Domain Independent variable The domain of a function y = f(x) is the set of all allowable x-values, and the range is the set of all corresponding y-values. Practice Problem 1 Find the domain and range of the function graphed below. y 2 3 x ➤ Solution on page 44 EXAMPLE 1 FINDING THE DOMAIN AND RANGE For the function f(x) ϭ a.

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